Flash Friday #47

My last few entries, while fair weren’t really ‘worth writing home about,’ but this week’s entry made me smile…

Start with a still from from the black and white move:  “When the Clouds Roll By”, add 37 writers and allow them about 200 words each and you’ll be amazed at what they come up with.

When the Clouds Roll By – (1919). Public Domain

The text of the prompt implied mind-reading, but an amazing number of people looked a the picture (myself included) and thought “hat.”

My take on the prompt (with thanks to my dad for the title)

One Lobe or Two?
by M.T. Decker

Doctor Flemmerstein fought the urge to scream.

It was the third time he had tried to explain his plan to his assistant, and Clyde seemed even more clue resistant than he had during the first attempt.

He sighed, and began again.

“If I apply pressure here,” he said tapping just behind the man’s left temple.

“And here…” He added pointing to his right. “And stimulate the Temporal Lobes…”

He paused, waiting for Clyde’s response

“Then I’ll become unstuck in time?”

Doctor Flemmerstein sighed, his shoulders drooping. “It will stimulate your long-term memory, and increase your ability to process auditory signals…”

“So… no time travel?”

“Not this week Clyde.”

Despite himself, the doctor chuckled at Clyde’s relieved smile.

When his assistant finally nodded, he continued. “This should increase the flow of blood to not only the Temporal Lobes, but to the Occipital and Parietal Lobes in turn, stimulating not only your visual and tactile perception, but also your cognitive understanding.”

When Clyde nodded slowly the Doctor sighed. “Yes?”

His assistant studied the equipment for a moment, and finally asked, “wouldn’t it be easier to just buy a smaller hat?:

Dr. Flemmerstein smiled, “but where’s the fun in that?”

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October 26, 2013


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